I. Определите время сказуемого и переведите на русский
I.King John wаs disliked by the people and soon the barons, supported by the Church, rebelled against him.
2.If the undergraduate lives in the college and comes in after 12 o´clock he meets the dean for explanation next day and is fined.
3.In two days they will be taken to the National Sallery.
4.When I entered the hall a beautiful piece of music was being played.
5.By the end of the week the composition had not been written.
II. Поставить сказуемое данного предложения в страдательный залог времён группы Indefinite и Continuous.
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III. Переведите, обращая вникание на функцию причастия настоящего времени.
1. We watched the doctors preparing for the operation.
2. Being in London they visited many places of interest.
3. He usually listened to the music sitting in an armchair.
4. While translating the article, I used the dictionary.
5. Some of the people listening asked the speaker questions.
IV. Переведите, обращая внимание на функции причастия прошедшего времени.
1. The weather in Great Britain greatly influenced by the cool wind from the sea is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than that of the continent.
2. Double windows are unknown in Britain.
3. Having completed the research they wrote an interesting article.
4. If kept in the light and warm place the medicine will be spoilt.
5. We see tall noble-looking houses with very large windows and heavy dark doors decorated with shiny brass.
TEXT 3. CUSTOMS
It is a custom in England for everybody to send Christmas cards to their friends just before Christmas. There is usually a pretty picture of some kind on the card, and a few words such as "Best wishes for a happy Christmas" or simply "A Merry Christmas". Very often the cards brings good wishes for the New Year too, and then it will say:"A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". (They never put merry in front of New Year). In letters at this time of the year they often write "Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year". There are also special cards for the New Year, but in England usually only those people send them who have forgotten to send a Christmas card.
It is also a custom in England to give friends and relatives presents on the day after Christmas Day. This day is called Boxing Day because at one time the presents were in boxes (Christmas boxes). Boxing Day is the first week-day after Christmas Day, which means that if Christmas Day is a Saturday, Boxing Day is on December 27th.
Two of the bank holidays fall on Easter. Easter is a spring holiday. It does not come on the same days every year, but sometime in March or April. Most schools in England close for a week or two, and many shops and offices close for four days - Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Of these Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays.